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Ten Exceptional Local CH/Durham Women Honored by NOW (2/29/20)

Ten exceptional local women from Chapel Hill and Durham are being honored by NOW for their contributions to their communities in an exhibit which will be traveling around the area. Each woman is honored on her own poster which includes picture and story. The posters are being displayed for the first time at the opening reception on 2/29/20. This is Chapel Hill NOW and Durham NOW’s NC2020 project (for centennial commemoration of the 19th amendment). The opening reception was at the Chapel Hill Library on Saturday, 2/29/20.  Honorees attended the event and got a chance to speak.

Reception around 1pm. Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

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Reception for the “She Changed the World” Poster Exhibit on 2/29/20

As part of the ongoing commemoration of the ratification of the 19th amendment, the Chapel Hill and Durham chapters of NOW have collaborated to honor 10 contemporary women from the Chapel Hill and Durham area who have changed the world through their service to their communities. Each woman is honored on their own poster. The posters will be displayed for the first time at the opening reception on 2/29/20.

Chapel Hill NOW President Geraldine Richards addressing crowd at 5/21/19 Stop The Bans event she organized in Chapel Hill. Photo Credit: G Richards

 

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NC2020: “She Changed the World” Exhibit Honoring 10 Women from Chapel Hill & Durham

“She Changed the World” is a collaborative project between the Chapel Hill and Durham chapters of the National Organization for Women (NOW). It is honoring 10 contemporary women from Durham and Chapel Hill, NC who have contributed to their communities through their service and activism.  

Chapel Hill and Durham NOW are having a reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibit on 2/29/20, at the Chapel Hill Public Library. See invitation below.

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2020 Women’s Marches – 3 So Far!

It’s official, there are Women’s Marches in the works across  North Carolina. Plan your January accordingly!

Updates will be here, and follow the events on the NC NOW facebook page.

Front of the Women’s March On Raleigh on 1/21/17 Photo Credit: News and Observer

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Not For Ourselves Alone in CH on 11/16/19

Join Chapel Hill NOW on Saturday, November 16th, to watch and discuss part 1 of Ken Burns documentary “Not for Ourselves Alone: the Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.” Following the film, Chapel Hill NOW will lead an informal discussion of the successes and failures of these remarkable women. Most importantly, they will consider what people today can learn from their experiences that people can apply to their own activism.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Photo Credit: Wikipedia

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Equality Day Observance with Fayetteville NOW Impresses! 8/25/19

Fayetteville NOW did an amazing play as a Women’s Equality Day Observation event. Miss Ethelyn Baker outdid herself with a reenactment of the two day 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s Convention in New York. The first ‘day,’ the actors introduced themselves and shared their ‘sentiments.’ The second ‘day,’ they worked on and announced the ‘resolutions.’

The Seneca Falls Convention Cast before the play. Photo Credit: Sharon Johnson

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Equality Day Observance with Fayetteville NOW – 8/25/19

Join us for the re-enactment of the 1848 Women’s Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York, and the presentation of the Parade of Suffragists. Special proclamations by City of Fayetteville Major Mitch Colvin and Chair of Cumberland County Commissions Dr. Jeanette Council. The Women’s Convention is regarded as the beginning of the modern feminist movement, and the parade is to highlight profiles of feminists from the past two centuries. This play was written by Fayetteville NOW member Ethelyn Holden.

Miss Ethelyn Holden speaking at a Moral Monday in Fayetteville NC about 2014. Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

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August Events With Fayetteville NOW – 2019

Here are some upcoming Fayetteville NOW Events – alone or in coalition with other organizations. Note especially their Women’s Equality Day Celebration on Sunday, Aug. 25.

Amazing March Reenactment in Fayetteville in August 2011. Photo Credit: Frank Maness

 

Sunday, August 11, 2:00 pm – Candidates Forum for Congressional District 9, Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville – Organized by the HK on J Coalition and Cumberland County Public Library and Information System.

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The 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment is in 2020, Expect Events!

The 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United State Constitution is coming up in 2020. The 19th Amendment (1920) to the Constitution of the United States provides men and women with equal voting rights (by which we mean gave women the right to vote). The amendment states that the right of citizens to vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” However, many women were denied the right to vote in 1920 and for decades following the amendment. Look for events in 2020, commemorating the amendment (the step forward), doing some reconciliation with women of color, and seeing what else American women need.

It is shocking to realize that American Women didn’t win the right to vote until 1920. We won this right after many hard fought battles lasting over 72 years, counting from 1848 and Seneca Falls, when the fight got more focused. In truth, the women’s suffrage movement dates as far back as the Revolutionary War. Still, not all women got the right to vote in 1920.

Jane Watson dressed as Suffragette on ERA Bill Filing Day, 3/5/19. Photo Credit: ERA-NC Alliance

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